In the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, children in the 2nd grade, who have been baptized, receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time.
First Reconciliation will be held in NOVEMBER this year; 2023
OLVCS Students: Friday, 11/10/23 at 9:00am
Mrs. Cespedes's Class- 11/12/23 during CCD class (10:30am-11:20am)
Miss Small's Class- 11/19/23 during CCD class (10:30am-11:20am)
First Communion Events will be held in April 2024
First Communion Retreat will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 10:00am-11:30am @ Parish Activity Center
First Holy Communion Rehearsal will be held in April 26, 2024 @ 6:00pm
First Holy Communion will be held in April 27, 2024 @ 10:00am
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST RECONCILIATION
(the sacrament of healing)
THINGS TO DO and KNOW AS YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST RECONCILIATION.
PRACTICE AN EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE: (Do this each night before bed.)
Responsibilities to God:
a. Have I spent time with God in prayer every day?
b. Have I been stubborn about praying and going to Mass on Sunday?
c. Have I asked God to help me when I have been tempted to sin?
Responsibilities to others:
a. Have I been disobedient and disrespectful to my parents?
b. Have I lied or cheated?
c. Have I been stubborn about my responsibilities?
d. Have I been selfish with the things I have?
e. Have I gotten angry at anyone?
f. Have I hit anyone?
g. Is there anyone in my life that I need to forgive?
h. Have I made fun of others?
i. Have I used bad language?
j. Have I stolen anything?
k. Have I been helpful and loving toward my family?
l. Have I been thankful for the things I have instead of being jealous of others?
How to make your First Confession:
Preparing for First Holy Communion